This week, two Schweitzer Fellows for Life (Anthony Lim and Steven Lin) and one ASF Board Member (Robert Lawrence, MD) received national recognition for their commitment to public service. Lim and Lin have been named as two of the five 2009 Pisacano Scholars honored by the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). According to the Annals of Family Medicine, Pisacano … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellows and Friends Honored by APHA, ABFM
Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer: Aides indicate that President Obama still favors a public health insurance option (CNN) Duke University study finds that binge drinking isn't just an issue for college kids (US News & World … [Read more...] about Around the Web
At the Boston Fellows' monthly meeting tomorrow night, Dr. Jessie Gaeta will speak about her experiences working with homeless populations, and her unique approach to the problem of chronic homelessness. Tomorrow's meeting will be Fellows-only -- but you can listen to Gaeta, who co-founded the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance's Home & Healthy for Good program, on NPR's Talk of the … [Read more...] about Dr. Jessie Gaeta on Homelessness: In Person, and on NPR
Albert Schweitzer -- whose guiding ethic prescribed a reverence for all life, not just human life -- is a hero to many animal welfare advocates. (Click here for an earlier post on Schweitzer and animals.) Schweitzer's respect for all living creatures is given some interesting validation by a new study -- headed by Professor Marc Bekoff of the University of Colorado, Boulder -- suggesting that the … [Read more...] about Does Fido Know Right From Wrong?